Embed Waves on Your Web Site That Anyone Can See

May 3, 2010


Google just released an easy way to embed waves on your web site. The Google Wave web element puts a wave on any web page--with anonymous access. That means even people not signed into Wave can read and watch waves that you've made public and embedded. (Wavers, here's how to make a wave public.) Anonymous users can watch a wave change over time on your site, but they won't be able to edit it.

Let's give it a try. After the jump, check out my first embedded public wave with anonymous, non-signed in access.


You can also edit the width and height variables to fit the embedded wave to your site's dimensions if the web element's presets don't work for you. I changed mine, above, to 700x2000 pixels.

You can also give a Google group of users access to a particular wave, which comes in very handy if you want to embed a wave but be selective about who has edit rights. If your Google group's settings are "Anybody can view group content", then only group members could edit the embedded wave, but everyone else could see updates.

If web site publishers hop onto this bandwagon, anonymous and embedded wave access could go a long way to boosting Wave adoption and usage. Can't say I wouldn't be thrilled to see that happen.

Google Wave Web Element

Oh man, this wave slows Firefox to a CRAWL… anyone else?

Gina Trapani [+195]
May 3 10 at 9:53 am

Is fine here on Mac/Safari.

Wow this post has surprisingly little comments :)

Chaim Chaikin
May 3 10 at 12:53 pm

This is great! However, I can’t seem to see embedded waves in Internet Explorer. I’m not sure I could force some of my audience to use a better browser. Anyone else seeing this problem?

Dean Millam [+1]
May 3 10 at 1:13 pm

Hey I finished reading the latest Google Wave Developer blog posting and saw that they are planning on resolving the Internet Explorer issue soon. So, never mind my previous comment.

Dean Millam [+1]
May 3 10 at 1:56 pm

Strangely the embedded wave in this post fails to show up in Google Reader.

Michael Rees
May 3 10 at 4:36 pm

This still adds no value to Wave. This is about as useful as Google SideWiki, and we know how well that has gone….

Brandon C [+2]
May 4 10 at 8:27 am

I understand that Google sees a lot of word-of-mouth marketing benefit in limiting access to invitees, but I still suspect the best way to boost Wave usage would be making it possible to use Wave.

Ragmana [+1]
May 5 10 at 9:48 am

great topic, It was very useful for me.

Nehal Eid
May 30 10 at 2:35 pm

Would be nice if there was a way to interact with waves without being required to login. For example, I want to publish a Poll wave – currently, if you’re not logged in you can vote.

Max Chirkov
Jun 30 10 at 10:29 am


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